Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Bits and Bites

This weekend was a good friends birthday and I was able to complete her birthday socks on time. I love to knit socks for her, she loves them. I made a personalized sock band for her and away they went.
Another picture I found while looking for bloggable stuff was this fantastic picture my co-worker took of a local eagle. Cranky looking thing, maybe he forgot to sweep the nest out!
The seaplane picture was taken today, YUCK. Today is cold and wet. I look forward to warmer weather soon. I will pray to mother nature as my son does. "Muser Nature please bring me some SUN!
And the last picture is a beautiful Kiri Shawl knit by my friend S, in a gorgeous Kid Silk Haze. While the shawl is fabulous the picture is not. Hey I'm a knitter, not a photographer!
Oh and late last week I received an email from my sock pal (whom I believe is blogless) that she is indeed in the witness protection program (hence the bloglessness) and was in fear for her life that particluar week because Mickey Blue Eyes was at the local diner out in the sticks, askin' questions.
So she has since been relocated, and the socks are on their way. I hope Shifty Jackie Santoro hasn't tracked that package to me cause, I'll sing like a songbird, take the socks and Fuggeddaboutit!

Thursday, May 25, 2006


Yesterday after seeing something on someone's blog, a blog I can't remember, (so helpful I know) I of course had to drop everything and make 1, well more like some. First I skeined up the yarn. Next I used some specialized tools, HA!, a ring, cable need and a crochet hook, some tape, some cardboard, Harlot's new book, and felt pen or two. Twist, turn use said tools for purposes not intended (nothing dodgy) and...drumroll please..... VOILA!!!!! Mini hank keychains.

So adorable, the one you see with the S.A.B.L.E. keytag I gave to my enabler knit partner from K.A. who has a serious stash and who just happened to have a birthday earlier this week. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Shelly!

Friday, May 19, 2006


Update below.
Well it seems I have the crappiest luck of all. I finished my sockpal socks and sent them out 1 day late (due to puking child), I even sent them priority post so I could track the package, and so she would get them sooner. I have tracked the package and see that she in fact received them, but still I have not heard that they indeed made it to the proper recipient. If that isn't bad enough, I have not heard from my sock pal. No, "Hey, I lopped my finger off and couldn't knit for a while your socks are going to be late.", or "I slipped and fell and couldn't get up", "My dog ate your sock and I had to knit another". Really at this point any explaination would be nice. Did I mention I'm impatient? Really impatient. Or that I'm the type of person who if told to finish and ship out by May 2nd, that I'm going to do everything humanly possible to do that so my sock pal isn't dissapointed, type of person And if something really did come up, like I am in the witness protection program and the mob has found out my alter identity and are after me, I would let my sock pal know! Just sayin' Anywho thought a rant might make me feel better, seeing as how the stuff I ordered to make me feel better has yet either! BAHHHHHHHHH.

Well, a long weekend is coming maybe the extra day might improve my disposition. Maybe. Probably not.

Update: I just heard via e-mail by that my sockpal received her socks. "I got the whole package and I love the socks! I'm sorry I didn't write to you about it but my life is really chaotic right now. The colours are just right for me, the chocolate was eaten immediately and the lamb is on my shelves. Thanks for being such a great sock pal! " Pheeww OK I feel much better, I was thinking my socks were out there on someone else's feet. Best of all she liked the socks. My mood has been restored. Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Relay for Life

Just a heads up to let you know that the Canadian Cancer Society is organizing the Relay for Life on May 27 from 10 am to 10pm teams will run, walk, stroll around a track. A celebration of survival and a tribute to the lives of loved ones who have been touched by cancer. Twelve hours of fun, friendship and fundraising to beat cancer. Communities from coast to coast, taking up the fight. Find a Relay for Life in your community and show your support,help make cancer history.

My team is walking in support Barb, my friend and former co-worker, who is currently fighting brain cancer. We also walk in support of her husband, her sons, her family, and friends. If you would like to make a general donation to the Relay for Life, visit Here, or to support our team, visit here Barb.com's Army. Lastly, if you would like to pledge me in the Walk for Life copy and paste this link to your browser because the link I'm leaving on blogger is not working, GAHHHH here it is Michelle's pledge page:
I finished all the hats, and was able to drop them off to Barb last night. Here they are stacked before being packed away in bright orange, red, turqoise and pink hat box,which of course I forgot to take pictures of. Fantastic really take my word for it. They hats looked great on her, and I hope to knit a few more, I think two I knit maybe a little big.

(*edited to fix my pledge link)

Monday, May 15, 2006

Relax, and Enjoy

Yesterday my boys did a fabulous job of letting me do nothing all day. First gifts were given, coffee was presented. Next on the intinerary...relax on the deck with coffee, jammies, and sun. After lunch walk with the dog, alone, while the kids played in the yard. Home, relax and knit, watch a few taped shows in a quiet house. Up next bbq'd dinner, yumm homemade hamburgers with ketchup and mustard alien faces. Finally knit some more and watch Grey's of course. An uneventful, quiet day was had and appreciated by me.

Here is what I received. My husband did a fine job of picking out the cards for the boys to draw and colour in. And the Gift for you envelope held a gift certificate of a store my husband saw me coming out of a three days before Mother's Day. He went back and asked the store owner if I had looked at anything. (click on the pics and hopefully blogger will let you open them bigger so you can read them)

I will miss these little gifts when my youngest no longer makes them at school. The poem on his handprint picture made me cry just a little bit.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Your Special Day

Happy Mother's Day!

How many of you wished for yarn?

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Waiting Patiently

Hell who am kidding! I'm the most impatient person in the world, especially when it is in anticipation of yarn. Well to be more exact socks knit for me. I enjoyed the Sockapaloooza sock exchange, and at last check the tracking number says that my sockpal received her socks on Monday. Alas, no word yet about either socks sent or socks coming. Send some sock wishes my way. Heh wouldn't it be funny if I wound up being my own sock savoir! Funny and truely pathetic! Don't I know it.

Anywho, a tiny bit of gardening has been going on around here. Well maybe not exactly gardening, more like preparation for gardening. I have weeded the front garden that currently holds "Aunty Tracy" our transplated Rhododen something something and an overative chive plant. Exciting I know, contain yourself. My husband has added some steer poop and compost to the dirt, excuse me soil, and my sweet garden awaits it's fate. This was exactly as far as I got last year.

In case you think I have forgotten how to knit I did mange to whip up 4 hats for a friend, and I am working on a 5th. The Lace Edged Hat in bright pink possibly to large,the Blanche Hat in light pink, my favorite, the Bucket Up in light blue, a little shallow, but we'll see. and sample of the No Hair Day Hat I did mine in a light brown/blonde looks great but I haven't a picture yet. Last but not least the Shedir hat from Knitty's Breast Cancer Awareness special issue. Love the pattern, but the yarn not so much, not for this pattern anyway but it will be OK, no picture yet.

Monday, May 01, 2006

This and That and another WIP

*edited again to fix my unclickable picture problem, one can hope it worked.*

Well the posting has been close to non-exsisting, my knitting has not. Although I have been knitting, nothing much has been accomplished. It seems I have a case of startitis. Thankfully, I have restrained from casting on for everything that has caught my fancy, and I tell you ALOT has caught my fancy. I have bought yarn, and cruised for patterns, I started another a pair of socks, and a Kiri shawl, I picked up my crocheted blanket again. Truth be told I only chose the blanket because I wanted to knit so many things I didn't know where to start, so the crochet blanket served it's time. The Purple People Eater is almost complete (that's an old picture BTW). So the WIP list grows, and the languishing projects languish longer.

Here is the downfall of having a yarn store downstairs from your place of work. My friend also fills in for the yarn shop owner on occasion, and this was the conversation: "Hi Michelle, she just got in the yarn I was talking about, bring the pattern I gotta knit it now!" "Alright I'll be right down" When all I can think while grabbing my wallet and running out the door is "BRING A GURNEY WE HAVE A KNITTER DOWN, SHE'S MUST HAVE GONE INTO A MOHAIR INDUCED COMA, PUSH 100 GRAMS OF MERINO SOCK YARN AND CHECK HER VITALS AGAIN!" Really a friends gotta do what a friends gotta do. Ok, so it was less dramatic than that, but dramatic is way more fun. Of course some of that lace weight mohair/silk made it's way home for me to cast on for Kiri immediately, friends support friend remember.

Last but not least the Sockapaloooza socks will be making their way to their new owner tomorrow. Can't wait to see where mine come from.